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Hmm...interesting.

 

I hope its a Constellation or a Tupolev Tu-116.

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...Tupolev Tu-116.

 

I don't think that the first turboprop plane from A2A will be a rare russian plane. My hopes are on a DC-3, a DC-4/6/7 would also be nice, but I would prefer the smaller DC-3. We will see. A Constellation however is also really likely, but for me it would not be as attractive as a DC plane...

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The Tu-116 is certainly unique and a study plane but yeah, its a reach.

 

But if they do a jet, my bets are on a de Havilland DH 106 Comet.

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The DC-3 is the obvious choice. The MAAM-SIM DC-3 is really showing its age.

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A fast small twin would be nice but they love older and mostly military stuff.

 

Believe they are doing both, they already said they are doing another smaller project (Seminole?). This has been done in parallel. 

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Believe they are doing both, they already said they are doing another smaller project (Seminole?). This has been done in parallel. 

A Seminole is great, anything that can cruise around Orbx North America and not have to go around the rockies.

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The Virgo Constellation is in the corner of the dark patch.  Constellation "Connie" is the plane to be! :wink:

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If it's not the DC-3/C-47 then I think it could be a Connie. On an interview with Scott on May-Jun issue of PC-Pilot and after being asked why he went with the 377 Stratocruiser his answer was. 

"Well, our original aircraft we set out to make was a Constellation. Another developer was making one and out of respect, we looked for another type from the same era. We then found this jewel, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser (however we now realize that it doesn't matter much if another previously developed the aircraft we choose)."

Possibly a clue. 

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"However we now realize that it doesn't matter much if another previously developed the aircraft we choose" brings back the DC-3 into the discussion. But: the grey field on the picture is about the size of the 377, and we have this constellation watermark. My bets would go as well on the Connie, but sadly this would be only on rank three if I could chose. Number one still the DC-3, followed by all other DC four engine planes...

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But if they do a jet, my bets are on a de Havilland DH 106 Comet.

 

I'd s**t my pants if it was a Comet. Wow, just the tought of an A2A DH-106... Wow.

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Anything from A2A under one condition - it will be not that ugly as 377...

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I'd s**t my pants if it was a Comet. Wow, just the tought of an A2A DH-106... Wow.

 

I think the only thing we can really already exclude are jets or turboprops, as it was clearly stated that the development of the novel airliner will help to improve the 377 further. No idea how this could happen if it is going to be a jet or a turboprop.

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Yeah, wishful thinking... It's probably a Constellation or a DC-7.

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Whatever it is I'm buying straight away. Unfavourable exchange rates be damned.

 

If it is turboprop I hope it's either an L.188 Electra or a Vanguard 

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Hope for a DC-3 too.

And if so, one equipped with ''modern'' NAV/COM sets and IFR VOR/DME and ADF instruments, like so many have that are still around.

 A classic WWII C-47 outfit would be fine ofcourse, but I personally like to fly the DC-3 like a vintage cargo hauler, or 'Flying Museum' DC-3 in the current 'world'.  

(currently flying the MAAM, with pleasure!) 

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I am pretty sure taht it was them who said they where going to do a connie, till JF did, But considering teh JF one was such adisapointment I would not be suprised if it is a connie, It is just one plane that is really needed.

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Anything from A2A under one condition - it will be not that ugly as 377...

Ohhh it grew on me. Always seemed a bit like flying an ocean liner.... Big, lumbering, antiquated, but wonderful all the same.

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Terrific news and it will be available this summer, meaning in a couple of weeks. Can't wait !!

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Scott said end of summer release, so as how software goes, probably more like early fall.

 

Really like the COTS help and voice and ambient features.

 

Anxious to see some good screenshots and video.

 

 

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Very nice News.  Look at all them there Buttons  :wub:  :shok:

 

Yummy

 

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